Downloads for Sorcerer
Sorcerer continued the wildly popular tradition of including, in each game box, extra items related to the game. These so-called feelies were:
- A copy of the fictitious magazine Popular Enchanting featuring a profile of Belboz
- An "Infotater", a paper wheel that provided a group of codes disguised as information of creatures in the game
(Note: the Infotater was found in the original package only. When the game was later re-released in the "gray stripe" box format, the Infotater was replaced by a "Field Guide to the Creatures of Frobozz" brochure containing the same information. Consequently, original Infotaters are highly sought-after by collectors.)
The vezza spell (view the future) was named for Al Vezza, who was Chief Financial Officer of Infocom at the time of Sorcerer's release.
Sorcerer was ranked as "Advanced" difficulty, making it the "middle" game in the trilogy in more ways than one. (Enchanter was labeled "Standard" and Spellbreaker was considered "Expert".)
Writer Steve Meretzky would later go on to use a similar magic spell system in his "Spellcasting" text adventure trilogy for Legend Entertainment.
players: single player
distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
graphics: 80 columns text
Abandonware DOS popularity: very low